Charlotte Night Life
City Lights and Coffee Cups
f its bright lights, big city you want, Charlotte's Uptown district is sure to please. The vibrant spirit of the New South is alive and well here, with music, food, festivals, dancing, and museums among the regular attractions in Uptown. Nightclubs feature a variety of musical genres, from rock to acoustic to jazz and beyond. World-famous recording artists regularly perform at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Uptown. The South is famous for its great food, and the Queen City has plenty to offer up. From breakfast at Coffee & More to lunch at Ri Ra Irish Sandwich Bar and a French dinner at Bentley's On 27, Uptown offers a big splash of food and fun. If it's something hip you desire, many Charlotteans point to Cosmos Café in Uptown as the place to be. The cafe features European-inspired dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and made-to-order sushi. What can be said about a place dubbed Bad Dog Burgers & Brew
? If it's traditional Southern chicken you prefer then try The Coffee Cup, a cinder-block building with Formica-topped tables located near truck companies and warehouses that's been serving meals here for decades. On the other end of the scale of things to do in Charlotte, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center features Broadway productions that tour nationally. The Duke Power Theatre, Moving Poets Theatre of Dance, and Opera Carolina are all here as well. Whether in Charlotte on business or leisure, you can choose from among 48 theaters, galleries, museums, and recreational venues as well as some 30 annual events.
Recent Restaurant Reviews
“One of the best Charlotte ever had. You are missed.”
“I have only gotten takeout for lunch and both times the food has been really good. I will continue to frequent this restaurant.”
“Overall the food was delicious & reasonable & most of all there was no long wait. It's just that our waiter never smiled the whole time. Then there was some guy who was in there that was really into the game (shouting.Bu... ”
“Great, delicious food, nice welcome. The manager Omar is the heart of this venue. Very friendly atmosphere. Beautiful oriental music. Would love to go there again.”
“Ask for your food to be cooked "french style" for some of the best tasting food in Charlotte. I ate lunch there 3-5 times a week for several years.You won't find better food or better value anywhere in the city.”
“I love eating here. My husband and i live uptown and we always get a bang for the buck. Also it always taste great”
“We come from the San Diego area and know good Mexican food and Maria Bonita's is VERY good! We have eaten there many times and have taken friends there also never disappointed.
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“The building is small and does not have the extra decor like some other places but it is clean. And the food is wonderful. I especially like the veggie fried rice and egg dropp soup which has lots of egg and spring onion... ”
“The food is great, the buffet rocks and the service is beyond friendly, you are treated like family. I love this place!”
“I visited this location for the first time recently with co-workers. They had all been to the restaurant before and recommended it. I thought the food and service were excellent and will definitely return again.”